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Matthew Weiner

Matthew Weiner

Matthew Weiner is the series creator and executive producer for the AMC drama Mad Men. Since its debut, the series has garnered three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series; three consecutive Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Drama Series; a Peabody Award; two Producers Guild Awards; three Writers Guild Awards; AFI Awards for one of the Top 10 Outstanding Television Programs of 2007, 2008 and 2009; the 2008 and 2009 BAFTA Award and 2008 Royal Television Society Award for International Program; and five Television Critics Association Awards, including Program of the Year. Weiner has won Emmys for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the pilot; the second season episode, Meditations in an Emergency, which he wrote with Kater Gordon; and the season three finale Shut the Door. Have a Seat, which he wrote with Erin Levy. Additionally, he received nominations in the same category for the first season episode, The Wheel, which he wrote with Robin Veith; the second season episodes The Jet Set, A Night to Remember, written with Veith, and Six Month Leave, written with André and Maria Jacquemetton; and the season three episode Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency, also written with Veith. He has also received Directors Guild nominations for his efforts behind the camera on Meditations in an Emergency in season two, and the season three finale, Shut the Door. Have a Seat.

Prior to Mad Men, Weiner served as an executive producer and writer on The Sopranos. Along with the other producers, the show won the Emmy in 2004 and 2006 for Outstanding Drama Series and garnered Weiner an Emmy nomination with Terence Winter for Outstanding Writing in the 2004 episode Unidentified Black Males. Weiner earned another Emmy nomination in 2007 for writing the episode Kennedy and Heidi with David Chase. He also won a 2007 Writers Guild Award for the series and three PGA Golden Laurel Awards for Television Producer of the Year in Episodic.

Before working on The Sopranos, Weiner wrote for various television series, including The Naked Truth, Becker and Andy Richter Controls the Universe. He also wrote and directed the independent feature, What Do You Do All Day?

Born in Los Angeles, Weiner studied philosophy, literature, and history at Wesleyan University. He also earned his MFA from the University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television. Weiner currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and four sons.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.

Matthew Weiner Facts

OccupationProducer, Screenwriter, Creator

Selected Filmography

Not available.